Names The Best Baby Names That Mean Light  

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If you want your newborn to have a name associated with something cheery, why not take a look at some baby names that mean light? A surprising number of baby names - from the common to the unique - have bright and shiny meanings. This light name list will help you find some baby names that glow! 
 

For some venerable classics, there are plenty of options. When it comes to female names that mean light, the always in style Lucy is an excellent choice. This popular girl's name has English roots and means “light.” The dignified Eleanor - reminiscent of Eleanor Roosevelt - also means "bright and shining light" and comes with cute nickname options like Ellie, Nellie, and Nora. Classic male names - like Luke and Aaron - also mean light. 
 

Looking for something more out of the box? There are some great choices there as well! There are lots of underused boy names that signify brightness. Barack, a nod to former President Obama, actually has a variety of meanings. When derived from the Hebrew language, it means "flash of lightning." Are you a fan of literature? The name Sherlock means "light haired." For a girl, why not try Zia? Derived from the Arabic language, this cute name means "light or splendor." There are also some unique unisex sunlight names, like Taydem and Blaine. 
 

Do you have a favorite baby name for the little ray of light in your life? Give the best options a thumbs up and please add any good names we may have missed.

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Elena Female, Spanish: Bright, shining light 

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Lucy Female, English: Meaning light

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Alina Female, Greek: Light 

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Luke Male, English/Latin: A bright glowing light

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Aaron Male, Hebrew/English/German: Messenger; Enlightened; Mountain of Strength; From the Old Testament

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Loni Female, English/Hawaiian: A sky in Hawaiian, a Light in Latin or Solitary in English

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Eleanor Female, English: The bright and shining light

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Leora Female, Hebrew/Greek: Light 

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Brenna Female, Irish: Hill containing beacon; a flashing light on the hill

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Lucas Male, English/Latin: One who gives light

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Sherlock Male, Anglo Saxon: Light haired

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Roxanne Female, English: Dawn, related to light/sunrise 

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Oshea Male, Hebrew: Glowing embers, house aglow with lights

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Zia Female, Arabic: Light, splendor 

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Taydem Unisex, Romanian: One who is light-hearted and cheerful

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Blaine Unisex, Indian: Thin, lean, slight

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Bethany Female, Hebrew: One who lives in the house of light

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Bianca Female, English: Light; White; Shining; A Shakespearean baby name meaning Tragedy of Othello' Mistress of Cassio

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Barack Male, Hebrew/Swahili: Flash of Lightning

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Blithe Female, English: Happy; merry, glad and lighthearted person

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Lana Female, Greek/Gaelic: The one that possesses light

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Lenore Female, Greek: The one who shines the light

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Ciandra Female, Italian: Something that is surrounded by light

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Abner Male, Hebrew: Father of light 

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Phinean Male, Irish: Fair; Light-skinned; White

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Aileen Female, Irish: Light

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Ornette Female, Hebrew/Israeli: Light, cedar tree

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Eileen Female, French: Bright and shining light

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Leor Male, Hebrew: I am tho one who has the light

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Archi Male, English: The shaven head of the monks; ray of light

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Deepak Female, Indian: A source of light; a determined individual

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Lambret Male, Germanic: Light of the Lands

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Treat Male, English: The delight of a person

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Anwar Male, Arabic: Brighter, clearer 

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Helen Female, Greek: Shining light. The bright one

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Noureen Female, Arabic: The bright shining light

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Pradeep Male, Indian: Lamp that shines light